The results are in: and the Thomson local for Croydon has declined by ... a further 29.2% ! This makes for a cumulative 62% decline over 3 years - causing Thomsons to take the dramatic step of reducing the format to hand-book size this time, instead of just thinning it down as before.
It's pretty clear, of course, that most printed media are going the way of the dinosaur (see all newspapers) so there may not be too much to be read into it. Indeed, this may well be the last time we bother to count the column-inches on behalf of our loyal readership (Kev and Doris Bonkers).
The end of an era. All things must pass, eh ?